School trips

several telescope domes in the summer sun

An experience at Bayfordbury Observatory is an exciting way to learn about space beyond the classroom.

We offer a variety of tailored visits to suit different Key Stages and areas of focus, aimed at deepening students' understanding of key Space concepts. Our range of sessions includes pre-designed options for the Year 5 Space topic and GCSE Astronomy subjects, and we are also happy to customise a session on a specific subject matter upon request.

During each visit, you will enjoy a two-hour program, including an interactive astronomy talk, a planetarium show, and a tour of our telescopes, with the possibility of using some of them if weather conditions allow.

Time slots are available between 10am and 4pm for daytime and between 5pm and 9pm for evening visits.

aerial shot of the observatory, showing the eight domes and the Patrick Moore Building


  • Up to 15 children - £180
  • 15 to 30 children -  £350
  • 30 to 60 children -  £660

For larger groups, please get in touch.

Make a booking

Please fill in the booking form or email events co-ordinator Mily Riley at with any questions.